“I have quite a few hobbies, but I would say the thing I like to do the most is perform in Musicals. I love to sing and dance, it is the fuel that keeps me going when times are tough.”
“I have shown that If someone like me can go from a hospital bed battling my own insecurities to being trusted with such an honor as ambassador of Canada, that anyone can become and achieve anything they want to in life as long as they put one foot in front of the other, and believe it’s possible.”
“I think there is so much power in authenticity, and if you aren’t being yourself, then the world is losing out on someone pretty cool no matter how weird or different you are.”
“So often we as women are ignored or belittled just by our gender. Women are powerful, strong beautiful beings that are so capable of finding every bit of success they desire.”
“I say do it. If it scares you; definitely do it. I have grown the most in life when I have said yes to the things that scare me the most.”
Describing my guest, her joy, smile, spontaneity, in addition to her career and advice fill me with great pride. She is still very young, but a great example for women of all generations.
My guest likes this phrase: “People are like a stained glass window. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when it gets dark, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
It is an honor to introduce from Canada : Alisha Marie Brown, model, beauty queen, Miss Lumiere International Wellness 2021, Miss Tourism Canada 2021 – Miss Calgary 2019 . Alisha grants me an interview and we meet her now!!!
1.- Alisha, you were born in Canada, What do you like about your hometown in Canada? What are your hobbies?
I was born and raised in Canada. I love everything about my beautiful country. We have such beautiful lakes and mountains, and the people here are so welcoming. I feel so lucky to be Canadian. I have quite a few hobbies, but I would say the thing I like to do the most is perform in Musicals. I love to sing and dance, it is the fuel that keeps me going when times are tough.
2.- What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
Oh my goodness, I love to laugh. My friends make fun of me because I laugh at everything. I think I have the best friends in the world and they make me laugh all the time.
3.- Model – Beauty Queen, Miss Lumiere International Wellness 2021, Miss Tourism Canada 2021 – Miss Calgary 2019, When do you decide to take your first steps as a model and beauty pageants? What feelings do you have about achieving your dreams, your passions and being a recognized influencer woman today?
I never fully had a moment where I decided I was going to do this. I have done some modeling here and there since I was 11 but I just found the pageant industry intriguing to me and I wanted to give it a shot. Once I did my first pageant I was absolutely hooked. I had a completely different impression on what pageantry was. I was worried that it was going to be shallow, and that the girls would be really mean but, in all honesty, I have met some of my best friends through pageantry. The women are so impressive and have such large aspirations and dreams. Being surrounded by people who want to do amazing things for the world is so inspiring.
I wouldn’t say it was ever my dream to become a “Miss Canada”. What I saw was an opportunity to gain a platform where I could make a difference for my community. I know that during my reign I was able to impact at least a handful of lives and to me that is more than enough to say I was successful with my title. My goal was to help others who struggle with mental illness know that they are not alone in their fight, that we are stronger in numbers. I have shown that If someone like me can go from a hospital bed battling my own insecurities to being trusted with such an honor as ambassador of Canada, that anyone can become and achieve anything they want to in life as long as they put one foot in front of the other, and believe it’s possible.
4.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Alisha in each activity carried out as a person and beauty queen?
Oh my… I am such a goofball. Honestly, I am one of the most weird humans you will ever meet. I definitely do not follow a crowd, I prefer to do things the ” Alisha way” than make myself mirror anyone else. I am not your average beauty queen, I am actually quite a tom boy. I think there is so much power in authenticity, and if you aren’t being yourself, then the world is losing out on someone pretty cool no matter how weird or different you are.
5.- What is the main virtue that any woman must have to be a beauty queen?
AUTHENTICITY!!! I truly think this is so so important. I think a lot of girls go into a pageant trying to fill a role that they have in their head, instead of going in as their most genuine self and showing others someone the world needs rather than someone that already exists. Being unapologetically yourself goes a long way in life, and in pageantry ;P.
6.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who want to be models? How important is it to you to be an idol for many girls and teenagers?
EEK no not at all haha. I don’t see myself as anyone other than Alisha, a perfectly normal girl just like anyone else. I am constantly humbled by women who approach me and tell me they look up to me. I just know that little Alisha would be so proud of where we are now. I think my job is incredibly important. I want to do my best at encouraging women from all walks of life to see how special and beautiful they are. So often we as women are ignored or belittled just by our gender. Women are powerful, strong beautiful beings that are so capable of finding every bit of success they desire.
7.- What was your feeling the first time you modeled in front of a video camera? What did you feel the first time at a beauty pageant?
I WAS TERRIFIED FOR BOTH HAAHAH! I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. The pictures were absolutely horrible but I was proud of myself for putting myself out there and trying something new. That night I went home and practiced in front of my bathroom mirror, and time after time I got better and better. To be honest, I am still not great haha! It takes a whole team to help make us look that good. I think it’s important for people to remember that. Practice makes perfect, and it sure helps to have incredible teams behind you.
8.- What do you think about the power of social media today?
Wow, I could talk about this one for hours. Social media is so powerful. It gives us the tools to learn, to connect and now to even build a career out of it. However, just like anything in life it can be misused and taken too far. I think the biggest issue with social media is that these young kids are getting a very edited highlight reel of life and then they go on to believe that it’s true, or the best and they are less than. It’s so important to teach safe internet use. Moderation and monitoring are key to maintaining healthy boundaries with it.
9.- How do you like to interact with your followers on social media? What’s your favorite social media?
I love to use instagram. I host Q&A and I go live sometimes to chat with people. I love when people message me 🙂
10.- What would you advise young people who have talent but do not dare to take the next step? What would you advise parents who do not support their children’s talents?
I say do it. If it scares you; definitely do it. I have grown the most in life when I have said yes to the things that scare me the most. The fastest way to become the best version of yourself is to throw yourself into the deep end and learn how to swim in it.
To parents who do not support their children’s talents… I would say look into yourself. If you were the bright starry eyed child with a dream, how would you feel if the people you loved the most told you that you couldn’t. It’s amazing what we are able to achieve when even one person believes in us. Be that for your children, there are enough no’s in life; be their yes.
11.- What important lessons have you learned from the world of fashion and beauty pageants?
I have learned many lessons in public speaking, networking and most importantly the power of giving back. Raising awareness for causes that are important is so fulfilling. So many do not have a voice, and if you have one it is important to use it for good. Even without a title, anyone is capable of creating positive change. Small amounts of money can go a long way for some. Be kind, and give often.
12.- Alisha, being a beauty queen for you has been easy? Were there obstacles? How did you overcome obstacles?
It has not been easy at all. This is another question I could do a whole podcast on. The hardest thing for me was coming to terms with the fact that I was enough for any title. I went in thinking I would never be what they wanted, that I wasn’t pretty enough, skinny enough etc etc. It was a hard internal struggle for me for a few months until I realized that people who were watching me were looking for something real, they were looking for someone to connect to and I was more than capable of being that for people. Once I started seeing my own value, so did the judges.
13.- Have you thought about being an actress? Do you like the entertainment industry?
I actually am an actress! I have done a few small roles in a couple movies, but a majority of my acting is in live theatre. I absolutely love the entertainment industry, it makes me the happiest in life.
14.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
Women have come a long way in terms of rights but we still have a far way to go in terms of equality. I think gender equality is an even bigger battle now than ever before. The LGBTQIA + community needs representation as well and it isn’t just us women fighting for equality anymore. I believe that roles are not gender based but that roles are what each individual sees themselves as. Societies should learn to be more open to having different genders and minorities at the table of conversation because it is highly important to have representation present for the success of a society as a whole. Men making decisions for the masses only pleases a very small percentage and is causing harmful bills and legislation to be passed on others behalf. We need representation to not only be in the room but also the opportunity for our voices to be heard and considered. Speaking means nothing if no one is listening.
15.- Alisha, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
My motivation is for my future children. I work so that I can learn everything possible now so that I can be the best mom I can be and pass everything I learn onto them. I work hard now so that I can provide the same amazing opportunities I have been given in life. I am grateful for so much; my friends, my family, my job, my pets, my house, the ability to sing, the ability to dance, my strength and ability to overcome.
16.- Alisha, Do you like to travel? What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from Canada?
I LOVE to travel. It could be my very favourite thing to do in my spare time. I have been to 14 countries and every single one holds so much culture, uniqueness and beauty. I love learning about the way other people live, the things that they enjoy doing and I like finding hidden gems on my travels. Some places I would love to go to are Greece, the Philippines, Turkey, Egypt and Japan. In Canada, I would have to recommend going to PEI ( Peggy’s Cove), Halifax ( the Halifax pier), Calgary ( Calgary Stampede… also its my hometown), Banff ( beautiful hikes and scenery) Canada has so much to offer if you haven’t traveled here.
17.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
– Marriage – Love
– Children- Fun
– Love- Amazing
– Canada – Home
– Travel- Exciting
– Abortion – Choice
– Dance- Hobby
– Sing- Passion
– Europe- Beautiful
– America- USA
– Sport- Important
– Money- Colorful
– Parents- Important
– Dreams- Necessary
– Passion- Project
– Madness Percentage- 100
– Character- Mickey Mouse
18.- Alisha, these final lines are yours.
Never give up on the things that make you smile. This life is yours, make it beautiful <3
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Alisha Marie Brown – Canada
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